Cascade County Sheriff’s Office launches online jail roster

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office has launched an online jail roster.

“We are excited to bring this tool to our community,” Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said in a release.

The roster is available at http://www.cascadecountymt.gov/departments/sheriffs-office

Undersheriff Reeves worked with county and city IT departments to develop the roster.

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The roster includes county inmates at the Cascade County Adult Detention Center.

In June, Slaughter told The Electric his department was working to develop the roster that would include booking photos and an automated phone system that would allow the public to call in and get information on people in jail, to include their charges and bond.

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“If we want to make a decision as a community to expand pre-trial or the jail, we need information,” Slaughter said in a June interview about the 24/7 sobriety monitoring program, jail overcrowding a pre-trial programs.

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On the county’s website, CCSO states “Cascade County attempts to include only accurate and complete information on this website and updates this information regularly every four hours. Users are cautioned that the information provided on this website may not reflect the most recent information or status regarding an inmate. Cascade County makes no express or implied warranties or guarantees concerning the accuracy of this information. The most accurate records will be kept by the arresting agency or the court in which the inmate’s case is filed. Any unauthorized use of this information is subject to civil damages and/or criminal prosecution. Any person, agency or entity, public or private, who reuses, publishes or communicates the information available from this Inmate Roster shall be solely liable and responsible for any claim or cause of action based upon or alleging an improper or inaccurate disclosure arising from such reuse, republication, or communication, including but not limited to actions for defamation and invasion of privacy. If you believe any of the information on this website is in error, please contact the Cascade County Detention Center at (406) 454-6820.”